The University of Michigan has backed out from hosting the 2nd presidential debate between incumbent republican President Donald J. Trump and democrat challenger former Vice President and Senator Joe Biden.
Sources familiar with the story spoke on the condition of anonymity.
An official statement is expected later today.
The sources cited bringing countless supporters, protesters, media and campaigns to Ann Arbor, during a pandemic.
The debate was scheduled for October 15th, and a wide range of events centered around it were in the planning stages.
The news of U-M backing out came on the day the Biden campaign committed to three debates, not the four, that President Trump’s campaign was pushing for.
Debates in Michigan have had their share of historic moments.
Back in 2011 former Texas Governor Rick Perry dropped the ball when asked what federal departments he would eliminate.
He never recovered from that and suspended his campaign shortly thereafter.
In 2000 then candidates George W. Bush and John McCain traded barbs.
Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Great Society” speech was also given on U-M’s campus, as was presidential hopeful at the time, John F. Kennedy’s speech where he announced his vision, that would become the Peace Corps.
No word on a new city yet.